The Virtues of Violence: Democracy Against Disintegration in Modern France (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020)

Edited Works

Violence,” a special issue of New Political Science 44, no. 1 (2022), including editor’s introduction, “Violence: Introduction to the Special Issue,” pp. 27-41. Republished as Kevin Duong, ed. Violence: A Reappraisal, New York: Routledge, 2023.


The Sorcerer’s Apprentices of Interwar France,” History of European Ideas, forthcoming.

Freud sous les tropiques,” in Les Cahiers philosophiques de Strasbourg no. 50 « Théorie Critique Transnationale » (2021): 13-52.

Universal Suffrage as Decolonization.” American Political Science Review 115, no. 2 (2021): 412-428.

The Left and Henri Bergson.” French Politics 18, no. 4 (2020): 359-379.

What Was Universal Suffrage?Theory & Event 23, no. 1 (2020): 29-65.

No Social Revolution Without Sexual Revolution.” Political Theory 47, no. 6 (2019): 809-835.

The Demands of Glory: Tocqueville and Terror in Algeria,” The Review of Politics 80, no. 1 (2018): 31-55

The People as a Natural Disaster: Redemptive Violence in Jacobin Political Thought,” American Political Science Review 111, no. 4 (2017): 786-800.

“‘Does Democracy End in Terror?’ Transformations of Antitotalitarianism in Postwar France,” Modern Intellectual History 14, no. 2 (2017): 537-563.

What Does Queer Theory Teach Us About Intersectionality?Politics & Gender 8, no. 3 (2012): 370-86.

Book Reviews and Essays

Robespierre: The Man Who Divides Us the Most. By Marcel Gauchet. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2022.” Perspective on Politics 20, no. 4 (2022): 1442-1444.

Resolutely Black: Conversations with Françoise Vergès and Kafka’s Monkey and Other Phantoms of Africa.” Philosophy and Global Affairs 2, no. 1 (2022): 213-219.

Praxis and Revolution: A Theory of Social Transformation. By Eva von Redecker.” Forthcoming in Contemporary Political Theory.

Collins, Jacob. The Anthropological turn: French Political Thought After 1968. U of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.” Contemporary French Civilization 45, no. 3-4 (2020): 403-405.

Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity. By Massimiliano Tomba. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019″. Perspectives on Politics 18, no. 1 (2020): 237-238.

In Defense of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution. By Sophie Wahnich. Translated by David Fernbach. London: Verso, 2012,” The Journal of Politics 78, no. 4 (2016): e21-e22.

Occasional Writing

Flora Tristan: Radical Socialist, Feminist, and First Internationalist,” Age of Revolutions, June 17, 2019.

Flash Mob: Revolution, Lightning, and the People’s Will,” The Public Domain Review, November 9, 2017; reprinted in The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Vol. 5 (PDR Press, 2018).

Gender Trouble in France,” Interview with Camille Robcis. Jacobin, December 8, 2014.

Occasional Podcasts

Podcast: Political Mythologies,” The Hedgehog Review, March 10, 2022.

Episode 3.6: Universal Suffrage: From Revolutionary Project to Minimalist Politics – Kevin Duong,” The Andrea Mitchell Center Podcast, December 3, 2021.

The Virtues of Violence,” Political Theory Review, October 14, 2020.

The Virtues of Violence,” New Books Network, May 26, 2020.